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  • Pine Creek rolls to back-to-back state 4A football titles

    DENVER - Last season, Pine Creek was considered a title contender. This season the Eagles were considered the favorite. They answered the call both years, and both years in emphatic fashion in the state championship game. On Saturday, Pine Creek made certain there would be no doubt about a second consecutive football championship at Sports...

  • Blog: After 13 seasons, Archie Malloy steps down at Mitchell

    When Archie Malloy wakes up Friday morning, it will be the first time in two decades he won’t be a football coach. After 13 seasons of coaching at the school he graduated from, Malloy is stepping down. Malloy, the second-longest tenured coach with one football team in the Pikes Peak region, has resigned as the Mitchell football coach. “It...

  • Ramsey: Will Pine Creek rule 4A football in 2015? (probably)

    DENVER - When this football season began, Pine Creek's march to a second straight Class 4A title was the safest sports bet in our state. I'm sorry to share this news with the rest of 4A. Pine Creek will again be the favorites in 2015. A Pine Creek party started immediately after the Eagles' 45-20 mugging of Longmont in the 4A final at...

  • Pine Creek routs Longmont for second straight 4A championship

    DENVER – Pine Creek made certain there would be no doubt about a second consecutive football championship. The top-ranked Eagles blasted No. 7 Longmont 45-20 to wrap up a perfect season and the program’s second Class 4A state football title Saturday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Running back Josh Odom rushed for 284 yards and two...

  • Pine Creek's opponent Longmont returns to Mile High after earning its way

    Pine Creek won last year's Class 4A state championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the same place where Saturday's 4A state championship will be played. But the Eagles' opponent is the team that's been there most recently. And Longmont has done that twice. The No. 7 Trojans hope to play spoilers against top-seeded Pine Creek in...

  • Blog: Pine Creek opponent garners national attention with outreach work

    When Pine Creek returns to defend its Class 4A football state championship on Saturday, its opponent will also be returning to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Longmont (10-3) was at Mile High earlier this season when it was honored for some of the community service it does. The "Today Show" featured the Trojans on its national show....

  • Saturday's championship football game: Pine Creek vs. Longmont

    It's the Class 4A state football championship and Pine Creek is back at it on Saturday, looking for a second consecutive state title. No. 1 Pine Creek (13-0) vs. No. 7 Longmont (10-3) When: Saturday, 11 a.m. Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver. What to know: Pine Creek is the defending state champion. The Eagles still...

  • The bigger the football game, the better the performance for Pine Creek

    Want to see Pine Creek win a game by a wide margin? Tell the Eagles the team they are playing is going to be a challenge. Time and again this season (and don't forget last season's state title game), the Eagles demolished opponents that were supposed to provide stiff opposition. The top-ranked Eagles will play No. 7 Longmont in the Class 4A...

  • This week's Peak Performer: Pine Creek quarterback Tommy Lazzaro

    Pine Creek has been the king of the football hill in Colorado Springs for the better part of a decade. Coach Todd Miller has built a powerhouse program on Thunder Mountain Avenue, and the 2014 version may be his finest work yet. The Eagles (13-0) rolled rival Falcon 34-14 last weekend to advance to the 4A state championship game for the third...

  • Discovery Canyon mistakes put Pueblo East in 3A state championship game

    Discovery Canyon coach Shawn Mitchell reveled in the Thunder's best season in program history. He just wished it would have lasted a week longer. The top-seeded Thunder committed three turnovers and stalled on offense for the better part of three quarters, as No. 4 Pueblo East knocked them out of the postseason for the second consecutive...

  • Class 3A football semifinals live coverage: No. 4 Pueblo East vs. No. 1 Discovery Canyon, 1 p.m. Saturday

    It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A. Here's our preview of the Discovery Canyon-Pueblo East game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on...

  • Class 4A football semifinals live coverage: No. 1 Pine Creek vs. No. 13 Falcon, 1 p.m. Saturday

    It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A. Here's our preview of the Pine Creek-Falcon game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on Twitter) from...

  • Familiarity breeds football rivalry between Discovery Canyon and Pueblo East

    Pueblo East and Discovery Canyon have seen quite a bit of each other the past several years. On Saturday, when the Eagles travel to take on the Thunder at District 20 Stadium in the Class 3A football semifinals, it will mark the fifth time the teams have met in the past three seasons and fourth time in their past 20 games. Just like last...

  • Saturday's playoff football games to watch: Pine Creek vs. Falcon, Discovery Canyon vs. Pueblo East

    It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A. Class 4A No. 1 Pine Creek (12-0) vs. No. 13 Falcon (8-4) When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Falcon High School What...

  • Blog: Pine Creek avoids war of words

    Pine Creek has definitely seen the video. You know the one. Where Falcon junior Isaiah Fields tells The Gazette that Pine Creek isn’t going to beat the Falcons on Saturday. On Saturday, Falcon will host Pine Creek in the Class 4A state football semifinals. The winner heads to Sports Authority Field in Denver – home of the Broncos – to play...

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